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Gillingham Tandoori

One of the figures behind the popular Gillingham Tandoori restaurant in The Square has apologised to customers after it unexpectedly closed its door last week, with its windows and doors shuttered up. In …
Budges Marks & Spencer Shaftesbury

Councillor in Shaftesbury have voted unanimously to make a bid for the former Budgens supermarket building in Bell Street. The decision was taken at a full meeting of Shaftesbury Town Council¬† held on …
St Martin's House

UPDATE: Dorset County Council has confirmed it is planning to demolish St Martin’s House as soon as possible in the New Year – see below¬† The tenants at St Martin’s House in Gillingham …
Budges Marks & Spencer Shaftesbury

A decision by Shaftesbury Town Council on buying two significant properties in the town, unexpectedly delayed at a special meeting of the council on 27 November after councillors raised a number of concerns …
phone scams North Dorset HMRC

The police in North Dorset have warned people to be on their guard about an ongoing ‘HMRC’ telephone scam, with more than 150 reports of the fraud having been reported so far in …
St Martin's House

The planning committee of Gillingham Town Council has voted against plans by housing association Magna Housing to build 59 extra care homes for the elderly on the site occupied by St martin’s House …
Dorset Police

Dorset Police have warned that they might only be able to provide ‘the most basic services to the most vulnerable sectors of our community’ as they say they face fresh cuts as a …
safe passage dorset

Organisers in Dorset of the campaign to allow three child refugees a year to settle in this county and all other local authorities have welcomed backing from county councillors. Dorset county councillors voted …
Beacon of Light Castle Hill

There was an impressive turnout in Gillingham on Sunday 11 November as local groups and residents marked the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Under a blue sky, a …